Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Biden reveals Campaign-Interest as Trump-Focus on Protest
Biden reveals Campaign-Interest as Trump-Focus on Protest

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

In the greatest statement of his almost 50 years in public service, Joe Biden will define his vision for the presidency on Thursday when he accepts the Democratic nomination to contend with Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

Biden’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on the fourth and last night will be a victorious moment in a long political career for the ex U.S. senator and vice president, who acted poorly in two former runs for the White House in 1988 and 2008.

It will conclude a nominating convention that was held clearly amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the party’s greatest names, upcoming stars and even famous Republicans queuing up via video to support Biden and affirm to the urgency of terminating what they termed Trump’s chaotic presidency.

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Kamala Harris, Biden’s vice presidential choice, who is the first Black woman and Asian American on a major presidential ticket, on Wednesday accepted her nomination and accused Trump of failed government that had wrecked lives and livelihoods.

Ex President Barack Obama, who Biden worked with as vice president for eight years, delivered his harshest critique of Trump yet at the convention, saying his hopes that Trump would grow into the job had been dashed.

He laid blames on Trump for the 170,000 people who had lost their lives in the United States from the coronavirus, the millions of jobs lost to the ensuing recession and a decline of the country’s democratic principles at home and abroad.

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Biden, 77, walks into the general election campaign with a clear and steady lead in opinion polls over Trump, 74, who will accept the Republican nomination for a second White House term at his own convention next week.

Democrats have worked to increase support for Biden during the convention, especially by displaying famous Republican supporters such as ex U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell and ex Ohio Governor, John Kasich, as well as Americans who voted for Trump in 2016 but now criticize him for the economic and health toll of the pandemic.

The acceptance speech will offer Biden his greatest audience since he was hugely sidelined from the campaign trail by the coronavirus in March.

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

He will talk directly to camera in a mostly empty event center in his hometown at Wilmington, Delaware, not in the presence of a roaring crowd of convention delegates, adding to the weird nature of a convention hosted remotely through live and pre-recorded video feeds.

A close pal of Biden, U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, said he expected the speech to provide a unifying theme about the country and not to emphasize on Trump.

“He realizes this isn’t about Donald Trump, neither is it about Joe Biden, it’s about us, and it’s about who’s going to push us forward in a way that reminds us of the best in America, not the worst,” Coons said.

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Trump will continue his counter-programming to the Democrats, organizing a campaign event on Thursday near Scranton, Biden’s birthplace in the political battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Late on Wednesday, Trump offered three tweets all in capital letters at the second half of the Democratic convention program, angrily blaming Harris and Obama and questioning their partnership to Biden.

Other scheduled convention speakers on Thursday include Biden’s 2020 primary rival, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, along with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, both of whom were on Biden’s short list of possible running mates.

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Biden recalled the nomination by convincing Democratic primary voters that he was the best rival to beat Trump.

Regardless of the questions about his age and criticism of his moderate stances in a party that has lurched leftward, he was able to hastily unite the Democrats’ sometimes fractious liberal and moderate wings with the goal of winning Trump.

His last primary rival was U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, whose campaign ended in April, paving way for the showdown between Biden and Trump. Sanders asked his supporters to back Biden during a speech at the convention on Monday, saying Biden would terminate the “hate and divisions” fostered by Trump.

Joe-Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Biden was elected as a U.S. senator from Delaware in 1973, and rose to become a famous chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Senate Foreign Relations committees before becoming Obama’s vice president.


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